PGWI- Philadelphia Global Water Initiative

This organization is a collaboration of interested organizations and individuals committed to increasing global access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, and engaging the resources and expertise of the Philadelphia region and beyond.


PGWI’s 7th Annual Conference-April 10, 2014 

The seventh annual conference of the Philadelphia Global Water Initiative will be held at Drexel University on April 10, 2014. The conference title is “Urban Water Solutions in the Developing World — Sustainable services and just policies for the poor. International keynote speakers include Kusum Athukorala, Women for Water Partnership [Sri Lanka], and Janine Cooper, Representative to the African Union, Economic Commission for Africa. Panelists will include representatives from the World Bank, the US Agency for International Development [USAID], and the US Environmental Protection Agency [USEPA]. The Conference will provide insights to technical, financial, and institutional issues in providing water and sanitation services to a rapidly-urbanizing world. Special attention will be given to the United Nation’s efforts of developing global post-2015 goals, especially for the poor in urban and peri-urban areas. A reception at the Fairmont Water Works Interpretive Center will follow the Conference.

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Gender & Water: Leading Beyond the Burden Conference

Thank you to all that attended the conference.  It really was a success.  Thanks to the speakers, sponsors, partners and volunteers that helped make our 6th annual conference so special! Proceedings is now available. Proceedings PGWI 6th Annual Conference.

The conference was held on April 9, 2013 at University of Pennsylvania- The Wharton School  Topic- Gender and Water  In collaboration with wH2O Journal, IGEL and Drexel University College of Public Health

A special thank you to Mina Das who gave the keynote address talking about her grassroots organization NISHTHA. Click below to hear the highlights from her interview.

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6th Annual PGWI Conference 2013

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